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umassfan49
09-23-2009, 05:21 PM
My buddy, who is a student at UMass Lowell just reffered me to the UML hockey website where they have listed the first pre-season poll that ive seen, created by the Sporting News. This may be the worst poll I have ever seen! Can somebody please fill me in about the following:

New Hampshire at 18? UMass at 20? (not that im upset with that..just suprised)
St Cloud at 10? AND last but not least, Vermont goes from the Frozen Four to not even a top 20 spot. The link to the poll on UML's site is below. Maybe I just need to be filled in here, but I think this will get a lot of heads spinning!
http://www.goriverhawks.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/092109aaf.html

RaceBoarder
09-23-2009, 05:44 PM
Well, I guess I can't complain about NMU being #15 and above schools like UNH and Wisconsin :p

Sloe Gin
09-23-2009, 05:55 PM
how Sconni is that low is beyond me...and how St. Cloud is that high is beyond me

Husckey Domi Nation
09-23-2009, 06:01 PM
Head spinning? No; Head scratching . . .

St. Cloud should be in top five.:D

Dirty
09-23-2009, 06:07 PM
Good to see the Sporting News is now allowing their staff to be drunk when coming up with rankings. Lowell shouldn't even be in the Top 20 much less Top 5.

Federal League
09-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Good to see the Sporting News is now allowing their staff to be drunk when coming up with rankings. Lowell shouldn't even be in the Top 20 much less Top 5.

http://maaadddog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ignorance.jpg

sfo19
09-23-2009, 06:49 PM
http://maaadddog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ignorance.jpg

Um... yeah. I'm in the group that thinks any team that didn't even MAKE the NCAA tournament doesn't belong in pre-season top-10, much less top-5 rankings. I don't care how close they got to making the tournament, how they almost beat so-and-so... etc...

alnike
09-23-2009, 06:51 PM
The Sporting News Ranking is not a poll, it is Larry Mahoney's (Maine beat writer) ranking of the teams. Just like the CHN ranking that is one writer....Wait til USCHO comes out with its coaches poll.

Then again, if a preseason poll had come out prior to the 2008-09 season without defending favorite Boston College and WCHA favorite Colorado College near the top (two teams that didn't make the NCAA's), that would have created lots of conversation too.

With the lack of talent in college hockey today, a Frozen Four without the usual suspects is not surprising any more.

Dirty
09-23-2009, 06:57 PM
It's obvious that UML is the most overrated team coming into the season, there's really no need to get angry just because I am one of the few to see it.

state of hockey
09-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Minnesota is too high, obviously.

vizoroo
09-23-2009, 07:18 PM
Duluth being ranked #8 is pretty surprising :confused:
Very odd---New goalie, graduated scorers, lost Oberg

northeastern
09-23-2009, 07:29 PM
...and then one day man said.. i own this land..

and the land laughed back..

:)

Billy Blanks
09-23-2009, 07:38 PM
I am happy with someone thinking that NMU is a top 15 squad. Hopefully they can crack the top ten by mid season.

mookie1995
09-23-2009, 07:46 PM
Um... yeah. I'm in the group that thinks any team that didn't even MAKE the NCAA tournament doesn't belong in pre-season top-10, much less top-5 rankings. I don't care how close they got to making the tournament, how they almost beat so-and-so... etc...

oh, so this is a 2008-09 ranking?!?! :rolleyes:

NMU8405
09-23-2009, 07:51 PM
Well, I guess I can't complain about NMU being #15 and above schools like UNH:p

Clearly it was based on who more national titles (NMU vs. UNH):D

jcarter7669
09-23-2009, 07:56 PM
Wow !! I think this is some kind of joke. UMass come up with 10-12 blue chip recruits this off season???

Dirty
09-23-2009, 08:06 PM
oh, so this is a 2008-09 ranking?!?! :rolleyes:

No, it's just a sucky teams shouldn't be ranked ranking.

umassfan49
09-23-2009, 08:56 PM
It's obvious that UML is the most overrated team coming into the season, there's really no need to get angry just because I am one of the few to see it.

Your absolutely right, I am glad someone finally said something. Every Hockey East follower except me seems to think that they will win the league, and it seems due to the fact that they have so many seniors. This is a team who played well maybe the last 2 months of the season, otherwise they were sub-par. Maybe its just me, but I don't think ill be drinking any Lowell cool-aid for a while.

redhawkman10
09-23-2009, 09:05 PM
I am happy with someone thinking that NMU is a top 15 squad. Hopefully they can crack the top ten by mid season.


I think there are more than a few people that think this about NMU. I believe they will get a first round bye in the CCHA play offs.

Also Alnik I disagree about the lack of talent in college hockey. There is a lot of very good talent in College hockey, don't count high draft picks as a gage. There are a lot of late bloomers in College hockey who weren't drafted when elligible but have improved tremendously once getting there.

UMLGoon
09-23-2009, 09:10 PM
Your absolutely right, I am glad someone finally said something. Every Hockey East follower except me seems to think that they will win the league, and it seems due to the fact that they have so many seniors. This is a team who played well maybe the last 2 months of the season, otherwise they were sub-par. Maybe its just me, but I don't think ill be drinking any Lowell cool-aid for a while.on the other hand, you think umass amherst is good. shows what you know.